A St Ives Bay webcam has been launched by RH Benwell and Associates which looks from Hayle towans across the bay towards St Ives and Carbis Bay. The webcam provides live streaming of the surf conditions of Hayle estuary and river mouth, as well as weather and tidal updates. You may even spot a dog walker or two if you keep your eyes peeled!
The beaches that Cornwall has to offer are truly beautiful and now you can browse the delightful views of St Ives Bay from the comfort of your own home.
St Ives Bay picks up swell that rolls in from the Atlantic Ocean, with Gwithian being a very popular Cornish surfing spot. The waves at Hayle towans will be a little smaller, but usually a lot quieter, so ideal for anyone wishing to embrace the Cornish surf. From surfers, to kayakers and SUPers, you’ll see all types of craft in the sea.
Hayle towans offer magnificent views across to St Ives or down to Gwithian and Godrevy Lighthouse. There are several cafes along the beach to visit for a coffee or icecream. Cove Cafe is located just in front of the webcam, and has had a recent change of ownership and refurbishment, check them out at (www.covecafe.co.uk) . Sunset Surf (www.sunset-surf.com) and Godrevy Cafe (www.godrevycafe.co.uk) are at the other end of this 3 mile stretch of golden sand and are the perfect spots to pop in for a coffee and a slice of cake after a walk along the beach.
The beaches of St Ives Bay are all lifeguarded by the RNLI for the summer season, some starting from Easter and running through September. For an up to date list of lifeguarded beaches and their cover visit (http://rnli.org/aboutus/
To View the webcam click on the link at the top of the page or HERE